D Srinivas is today a lot better than he was at the age of 9. And very few people understand the exact magnitude of that.
The Hyderabad Music Circle is organising its 3-day Annual Music Festival from 1st to 3rd December, at Kala Subbarao Kalavedika, the mini-hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. Noted musicians of Hyderabad will be performing in the concerts, and today, the 2nd day, there is a veena recital by D Srinivas, supported by M Surya Deepthi on the violin, P Jaya Bhaskar on the mridangam, and Nemani Somayajulu on the ghatam.
D Srinivas, once a child prodigy in the veena, was born in a family of musicians at Hyderabad. His mother D L Tulasi was a popular veena artiste, and having identified Srinivas' taste in and talent for the instrument, initiated and encouraged him to pursue and master the art.
Srinivas gave his maiden concert at the age of 9 for All India Radio, Hyderabad. He is a disciple of Vidwan N S Srinivasan, who was his guru and master architect, and who introduced him as an artiste with laudable individual traits. Srinivas was a scholarship holder from the Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy for 6 years. He has participated in almost all the prestigious Gana Sabhas, and has been the recipient of many awards for his performances.
Srinivas holds the record of being the youngest A-grade veena artiste to play at the National Program of Music, relayed live all over the nation from the studios of All India Radio, Hyderabad.
Srinivas has also presented many a classical symphony concert using Indian classical instruments. He performed for the President of India, the Prime Minister of India, the Singapore Prime Minister, the Indo-German Business Summit, Japaneese business delegates, the Mauritius Prime Minister, the World Bank President and Indo-Asean Business Summit delegates, to name a few. He has the titles of Veena Vidwanmani, Veena Praveena and Raga Sudhakara to his credit.
The Hyderabad Music Circle is an active music-promoting cultural organisation, started in December 2005 and headed by some highly-talented musicians like the Hyderabad Brothers D Raghava Chary & D Seshachary (no less!), N Ch Parthasarathy and Y Ramaprabha. The organisation encourages upcoming artistes to participate in its monthly concerts (organised every 2nd Saturday), thereby creating a platform from where they can showcase their talents to the music lovers.
Please contact D Seshachary at 2750-4762 or Y Rama Prabha at 2763-7123 for further details.